Apache releases OpenOffice 3.4

Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has released OpenOffice 3.4, marking the first release of the open source Microsoft Office competitor since it was submitted to the ASF by Oracle in mid-2011.

The new release marks the conclusion of a project to identify the intellectual property origins of the OpenOffice code, and replace sections where necessary to ensure it can be released for free under the Apache licence.

Other new features in the latest version include native language support for 15 languages, enhanced Open Document Format (ODF) handling, the ability to include pivot tables in spreadsheets, enhanced graphics including native support for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), and general performance improvements.

The latest version of the office productivity suite includes word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, databases, drawing, and mathematical editing applications.

It is available as a free download for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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